Gideon asked Irina to marry him beneath a magnificent, rainbow-spanned waterfall in Iceland named Skogafoss. He was keen to represent this watery imagery in some way in his engagement ring for her. Cats are also of great significance in their lives and it was important to them that they were included somehow in the design.
From the top, the ring I designed and made shows two flowing lines of diamonds and sapphires, set on each side of the center diamond. The gradation from white diamonds to light, medium and dark blue sapphires reminds them of Gideon's waterfall proposal. Only when viewed from the side is it obvious that those watery lines are the backs and tails of two cats.